Tryouts: Getting Past Screening Interviews
In This Chapter
Making the cut when the casting call is a zoo
Calling your screen shots with top tips
Dialing for effective phone screeners
Not understanding how screening practices work in today’s recruiting industry is keeping many good people on the sidelines when jobs are handed out.
Under the watchful eye of James M. Lemke, this guidebook’s technical advisor and headliner in the human resource trenches, this chapter gives you the fundamentals of modern screening practices, to help you survive being “screened out.” (Additionally, see Chapter 5 for the big picture on different types of interviews and how they relate to each other.)
Two Basic Steps in Job Interviewing
Most employers that are large enough to have a human resources department split the hiring function into two steps: screening and selection.
Screening interviews are Step 1 in choosing someone for a job. Designed to narrow the candidate pool for the managers who make the hiring decisions, screening interviews weed out unqualified candidates. If you don’t get past ...